Today we were supposed to finally be boarding our flight to see my sister and her family in Brazil but our visas have not yet arrived. So what is God trying to teach me through all of this? I'm not sure yet but I am sure He has a good reason to not allow us to go at this time. Not that it makes it any easier because we have all been really looking forward to this trip for a long time. All these questions are going through my head about why would God not allow us to go? It's not fair! and so on. But then I remember that "God works all things together for good to those who love Him." I may never know this side of heaven why God did not allow us to go at this time but I have to just trust in Him that He does know why and that He is doing it for a good reason.
We must have faith even when we don't understand the reasoning behind things, even when all we want to do is cry our eyes out and never get out of bed again. Know that God is in control and He can see everything and remember that we are limited in what we can see and we don't always understand because we can't see the whole picture. I wish I could find a poem I read once about all the threads of our lives whether bright or dull work together to make a beautiful picture that we cannot see right now. But God can see the picture and knows just what colors He needs as He creates His masterpiece.
Please pray for us as we try to make new plans to go to Brazil that we will be able to work out all the details and that it won't cost us a lot more money.